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Has exercising helped Mexico in the wake of a real-life disaster?

Has exercising helped Mexico in the wake of a real-life disaster?

News   •   Sep 20, 2017 11:28 BST

Mexico is waking up to widespread disruption and damage following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. As this disaster becomes a reality with uncanny resemblance to their most recent exercise, how are local, state and federal authorities responding?

What can we do to reduce the disruption of natural disasters?

What can we do to reduce the disruption of natural disasters?

News   •   Sep 08, 2017 12:00 BST

In the news, we see posts about terrorism, unstable financial markets and pandemics, however of late, natural disasters appear to be taking centre stage. Whilst continuing business during a disaster may seem like a low priority for communities, the reality is that the quicker businesses can start supplying products and services to the community, the quicker the area can begin to recover on a whole

 Hurricane Harvey 2017. Have lessons been learned?

Hurricane Harvey 2017. Have lessons been learned?

News   •   Aug 31, 2017 09:00 BST

​On Friday 25th August 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, in the USA. The natural disaster has brought record levels of rainfall causing widespread flooding. Could anything be done better at this stage of the crisis?

Global economy suffers natural disaster losses totaling $53 billion during the first half of 2017

Global economy suffers natural disaster losses totaling $53 billion during the first half of 2017

News   •   Jul 24, 2017 12:20 BST

Global economic losses resulting from natural disasters during the first half of 2017 were estimated at US$53 billion – 56% lower than the 10-year average of US$122 billion, and 39% lower than the 17-year average of US$87 billion. This is according to ​Aon Benfield's ​Global Catastrophe Recap: First Half of 2017 Report.